BELL-METAL DOKRA ARTEFACTS

BELL-METAL DOKRA ARTEFACTS
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BELL-METAL DOKRA ARTEFACTS
Product: A package of improved techniques/tools for making bell metal Dokra craft.
Application: For adaptation by craftsmen
Feature: Dokra craft is the oldest art of bell metal founding of idols and decorative articles in wax modelling using the Lost Wax technique. The new technology package provides continuous metal founding, effects better control over melting conditions and metal fluidity. Productivity is 4 times with better Iustre on articles. A simple wax threading machine along with a kit consisting of tools and tackles for melting and casting have been developed. Improved furnace working on raw charcoal substantially reduces fuel cost.
Commercialisation: Being adapted by tribal artisans in Bastar (MP).
Economy: 50 articles/day.
Investment: Rs. 0.20 lakh
Equipment: Wax threading machine, tools and tackles as per CSIR design.
Raw materials: Bell metal, bees wax
Institute: Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal. Regional Re
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